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Report: Electrical safety in the Net Zero home

Electrical safety charity Electrical Safety First (ESF) has published a new report detailing measures installers can take to make sure low-carbon and ‘smart’ domestic installations are safe.

ESF’s Future Homes report, which can be downloaded here, addresses several key issues in the way of Net Zero electrical safety, including:

  • A lack of specialised and certified installers and registered electricians working in the low carbon space.
  • An inconsistent approach to installation quality standards and reporting requirements across the sector.
  • The risk of installations and repairs being undertaken by consumers themselves if there is a shortage of specialised and certified installers/registered electricians.
  • A lack of financial support to enable retrofitting to be carried out safely.
  • Low consumer awareness of the safety risks and ongoing maintenance requirements of low carbon solutions.

In a statement on the report, ESF said, “Our report looks at these challenges in detail, identifies the key actors who have a role to play in ensuring electrical safety during the transition to net zero, and offers recommendations that will help to keep consumers safe from electrical risks.”

Last updated 04 October 21